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Roie Avidan 

Roie Avidan (ISRAEL) is a visual poet. His main mediums are photography, poetry and street-art. Avidan is also a former music manager. He studied physical-mindfulness at the Grinberg Method School (2001-2003) and much of his practice, in all mediums, is rooted in that...

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Maya Gelfman (ISRAEL) is a visual artist. Her main mediums are installation, painting and street-art. A graduate of the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in 2006, she’s sincehad seven solo exhibitions. The latest at the National Art Gallery, Bangkok and the 8th one is upcoming this coming fall in Vienna, Austria....

April 1-30, 2023

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Mantra: a new mural by Mind the Heart! Project

Acclaimed Israeli artists Maya Gelfman and Roie Avidan return to Atlanta with their street-art project to create a new mural, "Mantra", for CORE Dance on the downtown Decatur Square. As always, the artists will use their unique technique of “drawing” on walls with tangible materials (yarn, foam). “Mantra“  focuses on the power of perspective as a means for growth and overcoming difficulties, a message that has always been true but one which is becoming all the more crucial in these tumultuous times. By utilizing the tools at our disposal, the challenges we face can shift from being unbearable burdens, and instead serve as catalysts, as fertile ground from which to grow, to bloom. The text is a verse of a longer poem, and the artists are looking for additional local partners where they can create “sister” murals with other verses, as well as venues in which to give artist talks.


The full poem:
let the singing winds
be with you not against you
with you not against you
with you not against you
let the beating ground
push your feet not pull them
push your feet not pull them
push your feet not pull them
let the shining skies
ignite your heart not blunt it
ignite your heart not blunt it
ignite your heart not blunt it
let the endlessness of things
lure you not engulf you
lure you not enclose you
lure you not alarm you

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